Schools' Sports Funding
To continue the legacy of the 2012 Olympics, each year, all primary schools are awarded the Schools Sports’ Funding.
The funding is a ring-fenced grant for primary schools to provide additional opportunities and improvements to the quality of PE, sport and physical activity. Schools are free to spend the PE and Sport Premium funding to suit the aims of their school but they are accountable to Ofsted for the impact of this funding.
At Norbreck Primary Academy, our approach to spending the funding is to increase opportunities for all children. This ambition is achieved by increasing the amount of time children spend being active during and after the school day with an increase in the amount of sports on offer and the quality of training received.
Our vision for PE and Sport at Norbreck is as follows:
- To promote and educate our children to live a healthy lifestyle
- For PE to be taught to a high quality
- To target SEND children who haven’t mastered the Fundamental Movement skills.
- To provide opportunities for children to compete at the highest level at local/national competitions
- To encourage gifted children with particular talents to develop their skills and abilities further
For the academic year 2021-2022 the school was allocated £22,100.
This has been spent as follows:
Wyre & Fylde Sports Partnership (Healthy Heads, SSP Conference, Archery and Quidditch) = £2155.00
Lancashire PE App = £400.00
Wyre & Fylde Sports Partnership (dance & yoga) = £2635.00
Wyre & Fylde Sports Partnership (tennis) = £250.00
Blackpool Football Association = £40.00
PE department budget for PE equipment = £1500.00
Carry forward figure to 2022 -23 = £15,120
For 2022- 2023 we have budgeted to receive £22,030 for the PE grant + £6920 carry-forward figure.
How is it spent at Norbreck?
To achieve these ambitions, we contract with external companies linked with the Wyre and Fylde School Sports Partnership who provide us with in-curriculum and out of curriculum activities.
All children from all Key Stages therefore benefit from high level coaching in a range of sports and skills.
The impact of this is that Norbreck children have been and will continue to be up-skilled in their understanding of healthy living and exposed to a wide-range of sports and activities.
Some of the in-curriculum and out of curriculum activities to be delivered by Wyre and Fylde this academic year are:
- Healthy Heads with an additional multi-skills club
- Tag rugby
Other uses of the funding are:
- Funding professional development opportunities for teachers with internal training.
- Covering the costs of releasing primary teachers to attend external training/conferences.
- Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games.
- Increasing the quality of materials which are used to teach and lead primary PE.
- Increasing the after school opportunities for children of all ages and abilities.
We have extra programmes in school which are offered by Blackpool Community Trust such as:
- Y4 Fit 2 go programmes
- Y1 Football
- Y2 Football
- Y3 football
- Development squad football Y4/Y5
Other Extra-Curricular Activities offered at Norbreck are:
- Boys and girls football teams
- Table tennis
- Mini Movers (reception)
Children take part in competitive events against other schools in the local and wider area including football, netball and athletics. We have attended events such as ‘Fit 2 glow’ run by BFCCT. Also, in Year 5, children take part in ‘Bikeability’ cycle training.
Norbreck Primary Academy has been awarded a School Games Silver Award 2021-2022 for its commitment to sport and games.
Swimming and water safety is a statutory part of the National Curriculum, with the aim that by the age of 11 (the end of key stage 2) all pupils should be taught to:
- pace themselves in floating and swimming challenges related to speed, distance and personal survival
- swim unaided for a sustained period of time over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use recognised arm and leg actions, lying on their front and back
- use a range of recognised stroke and personal survival skills (such as front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, sculling, floating and surface dives)
Number of children that have achieved the National Curriculum Key Stage 2 swimming standard:
No. of children
Year 5 2021-2022
* This figure reflects pool closures during the Covid 19 Pandemic. The school’s normal pass rate is around 80%
At Norbreck, we closely follow the Lancashire PE planning app. Through this, our children learn the skills, theory and importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle now and in the future. Beneath is the PE Curriculum Overview at Norbreck which we follow."